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Trade Mart construction to start in the spring

By JACK WEATHERLY Construction of the Mississippi Trade Mart will start in the spring, with expected completion about two years later, Cindy Hyde-Smith, commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce said Tuesday. The 105,000-square-foot building will replace the 67,000-square-foot free-standing structure erected in 1975 that has become outmoded and has a leaky roof. The new mart will be attached to the east ...

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Trade Mart must soldier on without upgrades

The Mississippi Trade Mart, long the workhorse venue of the State Fairgrounds, will have to wait at least several more years for a renovation. Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith had included refurbishing of the approximately 73,000-square-foot exhibition center and neighboring Mississippi Coliseum in what was to be a $30-million appropriations request to legislators this year. Hyde-Smith has since dropped the Trade ...

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